iotaCenter Salon

Experimental Works of Abstract Film and Video hosted by DMA Graduate Students

April 8, 2010, 7:30 pm   » 

iotaCenter’s mission is to inspire both new and existing artists in a historically dispersed and constantly changing technological environment. One of the ways we do this is by foregrounding historically underrepresented experimental films and videos. We believe that the end of one work’s life cycle can inspire the beginning of another. iotaCenter is continuing its long tradition of informal artist gatherings, which we call iotaSalons. In the salons, artists and filmmakers and those interested in new and old experimental work get together to watch and
discuss new experimental works alongside some classics.

At the iotaSalon, we get together to screen and discuss new experimental works alongside some classics. The theme for our next iotaSalon is Visualizing the Body and Biology. We will be investigating the ways in which different experimental artists use biology as aesthetic themes in their work. How does the inherently concrete human form fit into abstract art? How is the body broken down, abstracted and reinterpreted to explore emotional or spiritual concepts? In what ways do biological concepts inform or interact with experimental visual media?

Currently, the schedule includes

Screening on 16mm as part of the historic film segment:
Furies (1977) - Sara Petty
Ace of Light (1984) - Sky David
7362 (1967) - Pat O'Neill

Screening on video for the contemporary segment:
The Secret Intimacy of Plants (2009) - Joaquin 'Kino' Gil and Sergio Sasso
Never Saw a Dweeble I Didn't Like (2010) and A Thought Has No Physicality (1995) - Audri Phillips
Sounds of Complexity (2009) - Kinotek (Mattia Casalegno, Enzo Varriale )
Digitopia (2005) - Miwa Matrevek

More films will be added to this list, to be announced!

EDA  (Map)
Broad Art Center
240 Charles E. Young Drive, Room 1250
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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